Google is in discussion with Samsung to be more present in the universe of the manufacturer.
Acquired by Google in 2005, the startup company Android this the first version of its operating system in 2007. Since that date, most of the smartphones that do not support iOS are on Android. This means that all of these brands adopt environment-with Google apps by default, the search engine imposed, but also Google Wizard omnipresent.
However, Samsung is one of the last manufacturers to adopt Android, while taking head to Google on the point of the wizards voice as the Korean firm has its own service called Bixby. In addition, the environment Samsung does not stop only to the assistant Bixby, the Galaxy Store is a serious contender for the Play Store. To get back to Bixby, some Samsung phones have a physical key dedicated to launching the wizard, instead of going through Google Wizard.
Google plug-t-he monitoring antitrust ?
Today, Google and Samsung are in discussion about it. The firm of Mountain View requires more space on the smartphones from the Korean giant. This implies, in particular, the Play Store and Google Assistant. Google already lives very poorly and the fact that many manufacturers have resorted to a wrapper in order to recreate a real environment specific to each brand. In 2014, Samsung and Google have already been several on this subject, so much so that Samsung would have agreed to reduce a few of the features TouchWiz (the ancestor of OneUI).
For the moment, no agreement has been signed following these discussions. As we know, Google has the financial ability to sway anyone. For example, the firm of Mountain View pays several billion dollars to Apple for being the default search engine of the Safari browser. These discussions to regain some ground on the interface Samsung are pretty amazing on the part of Google that is currently in the throes of heightened scrutiny concerning its potential anti-competitive practices. Until now, Android is one of the only service offered by Google that allows for fair competition.